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Oral Tradition
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One could say that Western culture is coming to the end of a phase in its history, which has been characterized by literacy and the dominance of the written texts. Technologies like telephone and radio as well as computers controlled by speech contribute to the rise of a new type of oral tradition, as do cul…

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Oral Tradition”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00325>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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